Trip Report Chain missing from vehicle

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  1. hothamite

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    Hi , yesterday, we went to pick up the car from the corner car park.
    There was only one chain. The other chain was AWOL.
    We fitted both on Friday night and have driven to Hotham and fitted chains for 3 decades. They are Konig T2 Magic.
    Why only one ? Perhaps the release part was in a place they couldn’t reach ?
    Is there a way the chains can be locked on ?
    I have heard of vandalism and theft at Hotham this year. So unfortunate.
     
  2. snowtyres

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    You will find the best way to secure the Konig chains to your vehicle is to move the vehicle forward, or back, about a quarter of a wheel rotation after the chains are fitted, so the weight of the vehicle is on the chain.
    The chain is then ‘locked on’ so to speak.
    If the chain is fitted without moving the vehicle, and the vehicle is left in the car park, the chain is easily removed because there is no chain under the tyre.
     
  3. hothamite

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    Thanks so much , excellent idea ! :)
     
  4. cin

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    what a fkin low life of a person does that :mad:
     
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  5. crackson

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    Bet it fell off.
     
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    This year I've had people hire my chains and have then done a switch with their own home-repaired chains. Not impressed. They've done it on a day when chains were required to be carried but not fitted, as we always check the condition of chains before the customer leaves the shop when the chains have been used. When they're not used, we usually just check that they're dry and therefore unused. Scum bags.
    Fortunately I discovered what had happened before the chains were hired out again.
     
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    A wonder they don't just jack the car up and remove it that way.
     
  8. Scott No Mates Ver 1.1

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    I just bought a new set of chains - I will have to keep @snowtyres tip front of mind, move the car into the parking spot after you fit the chains. It only needs a little bit of a roll of the tyres to make them safe.
     
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  9. crackson

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    No. Then I'll just jack it up and take the wheels too.
     
  10. hothamite

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    Omg, someone else said that to me today :(
     
  11. hothamite

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    :(
     
  12. hothamite

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    Honestly, the scummy things some people do .
     
  13. hothamite

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    Exactly
     
  14. DbSki

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    You could just remove them if you are leaving the car overnight.
    Refit them if needed to drive down.
     
  15. cin

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    bludy nighmare to refit though if it dumps overnight!
     
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  16. Scott No Mates Ver 1.1

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    Lock nuts on each rim. :confused: (or put the car up on blocks and bring the tyres up to your room.)
     
  17. MickM

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    You could padlock 2 links where the chain clips for a deterrent, maybe

    Food for thought?
     
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  18. crackson

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    Chain a Rotty to the car.
     
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    Good idea.
     
  21. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Get a length of chain and link it through chains and on to part of vehicle under carriage ....then padlock ends.Little pricks will steal anything given half a chance....Team Bears never leave chainsaws in Ute tray ...we hide them in bush a lot!
     
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